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In a breakthrough finding, a new stroke-healing gel helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice with stroke-damaged brains, researchers report. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/biomaterial-helps-regrow-rrain-tissue.html

Calum Chace Looks At The Possibility of Two Singularities in His New Book

Artificial intelligence can turn out to be the best thing ever to happen to humanity, making our future wonderful almost beyond imagination. But only if we address head-on the challenges that it will raise argues Calum Chace in his new book. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/calum-chace-looks-at-possibility-of-two.html

How Artificial Intelligence Is Set To Change the World of Business

The dawn of artificial intelligence has come. Machine learning and computer systems that are AI-enabled depict the same reasoning and cognitive capabilities as human beings and sometimes even higher. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/how-artificial-intelligence-is-set-to.html

The new series “NOVA Wonders” takes viewers on a journey to the frontiers of science, where researchers are tackling some of the biggest questions about life and the cosmos. One of these questions was about the development of artificial intelligence, "Can We Build a Brain?" http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/can-we-build-brain.html

How the Enlightenment Ends

We must expect AI to make mistakes faster—and of greater magnitude—than humans do. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/06/henry-kissinger-ai-could-mean-the-end-of-human-history/559124/

Water Plumes Identified on Jupiter's Moon Europa By Analyzing 20 Year Old Data

New science, mined from the archives. Data from NASA Galileo orbiter launched a generation ago yields new evidence of plumes, eruptions of water vapor, from Jupiter's moon Europa. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/water-plumes-identified-on-jupiters.html

Memory Transferred Between Sea Snails

Memory transfer has been at the heart of science fiction for decades, but it may be one step closer to fact, pending research done on aquatic snails. A team claims to have successfully transplanted memories by transferring a form of genetic information called RNA from one snail into another. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/memory-transferred-between-sea-snails.html

A new deep learning model developed by Google uses big data from electronic health records and predicts clinical outcomes more accurately than traditional models. This paper represents the beginning of the work that is needed to test the hypothesis that machine learning can be used to improve healthcare. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/neural-networks-used-to-predict-patient.html

According to new research, a multiverse, where our universe is only one of many, might not be as inhospitable to life as previously thought. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/new-findings-indicate-mutliverse-would.html

Google's top AI scientists: We're entering phase two

Google AI scientist says we are still not close to AGI.

Boston Dynamics has released two new videos featuring the Atlas humanoid robot, and the dog-inspired SpotMini. In each video the robots autonomously navigate through complex environments, and simultaneously bring sci fi dreams to life. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/boston-dynmics-atlas-is-up-and-running.html

South Korea Announces Huge Neuroscience Investment

The South Korean government is planning to invest 1.3 trillion won (US$1.2 billion) in basic research in brain science over the next five years until 2022 to secure world-class source technology. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/south-korea-announces-huge-neuroscience.html

Google recently announced a new capability for the Google Assistant that might be available in the not-to-distant future—the ability to make phone calls on your behalf. CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated actual phone call recordings that he said was placed by the Assistant to a hair salon and to a restaurant. This was not just the synthetic-sounding Google Assistant voice either. The voice sounded natural and human. The person on the other end had no idea they were talking to a digital AI helper. By many acceptance standards Turing's famous test was passed (albeit in a limited domain). http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/did-googles-duplex-ai-just-beat-turing.html

Welcome to the automated warehouse of the future

British supermarket Ocado is using robots to make online grocery shopping faster https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/8/17331250/automated-warehouses-jobs-ocado-andover-amazon

We May Now Understand Why All Alzheimer's Drug Trials Have Failed

A new study by scientists in Australia and the US provides an explanation for why clinical trials of drugs targeting proteins in the brain that were thought to cause dementia and Alzheimer’s have failed. But this doesn't leave us empty-handed. The study has opened the way for potential new treatments with existing treatments. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/we-may-now-understand-why-all.html

Do you ever wonder if organ replacement may one day be as easy as hitting the print button?

In the future, medical imaging and biomedical 3D printing will potentially transform our medical possibilities: from custom prosthetics to reconstructive surgery to medical education and synthetic body parts for educational purposes.


New Artificial Photosynthesis Method Delivers Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Clean energy in our time? According to researchers, a recent breakthrough artificial photosynthesis system that only uses sunlight and water, is within a five percent threshold of being commercially viable. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/new-artificial-photosynthesis-method.html

Ricky Arnold on Twitter

Nice snag by the Candadarm at 17,000 miles per hour https://twitter.com/astro_ricky/status/991403165949026309

Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of often-undocumented application programming interfaces, or APIs. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/05/artificial-intelligence-application-can.html

Physicists have observed the quantum mechanical Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox in a system of several hundred interacting atoms for the first time. The phenomenon dates back to a famous thought experiment from 1935. It allows measurement results to be predicted precisely and could be used in new types of sensors and imaging methods for electromagnetic fields. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/einstein-podolsky-rosen-paradox.html

This Neural Net Reconstructs the Missing Parts of Images

NVIDIA researchers have developed a state-of-the-art deep learning method called "image inpainting" that can edit images or reconstruct a corrupted image, like one that has holes or is missing pixels. The method can also be used to edit images by removing content and filling in the resulting holes. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/this-neural-net-reconstructs-missing.html

Alexa vs Aigo

This demo from Aigo.AI is pretty impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaA5Cuxjf5o&t=3s

New Prosthetic Arm Can Provide Sensory Feedback

Researchers have developed a control algorithm that regulates the current in prosthetic arms that stimulate nerves with mild electrical feedback so that the user feels steady sensation, even when the electrodes begin to peel off or when sweat builds up. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/new-prosthetic-arm-can-provide-sensory.html

3 Ways Robots Can Shape the Future of Architecture—On Earth and Mars

Robots will even affect architecture soon -https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/robots-in-architecture/

Many anticipate, and hope, that the healthcare collaboration of Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway will lead to lower costs to the consumer and improve customer satisfaction. While these industry giants have not yet revealed their exact plans, speculations are running rampant. Amazon has a long, and successful, tradition of disrupting industries. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/amazon-is-coming-to-doctor-near-you.html

There’s no question that artificial intelligence is going to play a huge role in the future, so we thought we would delve into this new tech and look at how it can, and is, benefiting the energy sector and what we can expect to see from this AI phenomenon in the not so distant future. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/the-impact-of-ai-on-energy-sector.html

Amazon is Developing Home Robots

Unnamed sources claim that Amazon is working on a home robot that will be unveiled later this year. The project is code named “Vesta” after the Roman goddess of the hearth, and it comes Amazon's Lab126, the same department behind Alexa. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/amazon-is-developing-home-robots.html

Should we be fearful of artificial intelligence and the pace at which it’s progressing? Or should we fear fear itself and the risk of it stifling innovation? http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/is-ai-on-track-to-achieving-super.html

Using human brain cells, scientists have discovered the cause of—and a potential solution for—the primary genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, a gene called ApoE4. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/alzheimers-disease-may-be-prevented-by.html

5G: A Primer for the Future of Mobile Communications

5G, or "fifth generation," is an upcoming wireless phone technology that represents the next step from the current iteration of mobile communication networks. While the nitty-gritty of the new cellular standard hasn't been finalized yet, the benefits and goals of 5G have already been outlined by its governing body, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, or 3GPP. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/5g-primer-for-future-of-mobile.html

AGI researcher, futurist and entrepreneur Peter Voss wants to move beyond traditional hand-coded programming and neural networks with the formation of his new startup, Aigo. The company is building intelligent systems that just might overcome the limitations of other AI architectures. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/peter-voss-seeks-third-wave-of-ai-with.html

Is This The Spaceship That Will Take Us To Mars?

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has revealed a photo of a giant tool that will help build the spaceships the entrepreneur is racing humanity towards Mars with. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/is-this-spaceship-that-will-take-us-to.html

Hubble Space Telescope Reveals an Einstein Ring

Hubble Space Telescope Reveals an Einstein Ring

How Data Has A Place In Every Industry

Anyone going to a retail industry conference these days would be forgiven for think they must’ve taken a wrong turn. The names that appear at such functions include some that seem, at first, to be really out of place, such as Microsoft, IBM and Google. The same names are showing more and more at other industries’ events, too. Why? http://www.33rdsquarebusinesstools.com/2018/04/how-data-has-place-in-every-industry.html

Do You Trust Artificial Intelligence? Chris Paine's New Film Gives You Something to Think About

"Do You Trust This Computer?" a new must-watch documentary thoroughly explores the implications of AI for us. Will the technology usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention? http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/do-you-trust-artificial-intelligence.html

Sam Harris and Steve Jurvetson Discuss Artificial Intelligence

Sam Harris and Steve Jurvetson at the pair spoke about the ethics of artificial intelligence, and what it indicates about humanity and our collective future. They start with the inevitability and importance that artificial general intelligence. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/sam-harris-and-steve-jurvetson-discuss.html

What a Future with Artificial Intelligence Will Look Like

Just a decade ago, the idea of artificial intelligence was in the realm of science fiction. Nobody thought it was possible for a machine to actually learn and evolve on its own. Yet, here we are. Machine learning is here and it’s making waves in nearly every industry. From healthcare to driving a car, AI is going to be part of the future. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2018/04/what-future-with-artificial.html

Hashem Al-Ghaili

Stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue.